April 7, 2015

Dell support software gets flagged by antivirus program

“What this basically means is that anyone with a vulnerable version of the tool (which maintains persistence on the system and therefore is always running) might be directed by an attacker to a specific website designed to exploit the flaw in the program and execute any commands the attacker wishes,” Malwarebytes researcher Adam Kujawa wrote in a blog post published Friday. “This could potentially lead to malware being installed without user awareness, stolen credentials, damaged system configuration and more.”

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